The University of Vermont
Burlington, VT

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The College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont seeks applicants for a full- time, nine-month, tenure-track position in the area of Social Work, beginning in Fall, 2022. We invite applications at the rank of associate professor. Candidates should have knowledge of, and a commitment to transformative perspectives. An ability to teach in specialist areas such as mental health, substance use, aging, healthcare, racial justice and/ or child welfare is strongly preferred. An ability to contribute to teaching research methodology is desirable. Primary responsibilities for this faculty position include teaching in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs as needed, conducting a research agenda with strong potential for extramural funding, contributing to the development of a doctoral program, and providing service to the department, college, university, and community. The UniversityEstablished in 1791, the University of Vermont is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. Our academic programs combine faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution. UVM’s tradition of equity and social justice extends not only to faculty, staff, and students, but also is reflected in a commitment to environmentally sound and sustainable practices. The CollegeThe Department of Social Work is situated within the College of Education and Social Services. The College’s mission is to educate and prepare outstanding professionals in social work, education, and human services; engage in scholarship of high quality; and provide exemplary professional service to Vermont, the nation, and the world. We do this to contribute to a more humane and just society, free from oppression, that maximizes human potential and the quality of life for all individuals, families and communities. The DepartmentThe Department of Social Work’s accredited BSW and MSW programs prepare social work professionals for direct practice, policy, and administrative positions in diverse contexts. Our curricula emphasize a critical, reflective orientation and social workers as collaborative agents of change. Our programs are informed by critical and social constructionist perspectives. The CommunityUVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which is rated as one of the best small cities in the country. The greater Burlington area has an increasingly diverse population of about 125,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shore of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The surrounding area provides an environment rich in cultural, civic and recreational activities. Vermont has a deep history of social activism and political participation. It offers many opportunities for collaborative partnerships in community and state-wide human service and social change organizations in multiple fields of practice, including state agencies. Responsibilities:The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities that may include:

  • Maintaining an active research agenda, securing extramural funding, and publishing results in peer- reviewed journals;
  • Teaching and advising in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the core areas of the Social Work curriculum (social policy, research methods, human behavior and the social environment, and/or generalist social work practice);
  • Collaborating with Department of Social Work faculty and staff in departmental governance, program development, and scholarship and service;
  • Serving as an active member of relevant scholarly societies and/or professional associations; and
  • Engaging in service and outreach activities at the college, university, regional, state, national and international levels.
  • Earned doctorate in Social Work or related field (e,g., social welfare);
  • Two years post-MSW practice experience (or equivalent);
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice and experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations;
  • A record of publication commensurate with appointment at the rank of tenured associate professor and evidence of ongoing research plans;
  • A record of extramural funding commensurate with appointment at the rank of tenured associate professor;
  • Evidence of effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • Strong collegial, communication, and collaborative teamwork skills;
  • Evidence of a relational approach to working with students and colleagues; and
  • Knowledge of relevant national accrediting bodies and professional standards, including CSWE accreditation processes.
Application Process:Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. For more detailed information about us, visit our web pages at the College of Education and Social Services’ website,; and the University of Vermont’s website,
The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service and research, scholarship or creative arts. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Openness, Justice and Responsibility. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground.
Anticipated starting date is August 22, 2022. Please apply online at Include 1) a cover letter with a brief description of your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a current curriculum vitae 3) a separate statement on how you will contribute to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence at the University of Vermont; 4) a teaching philosophy statement; 5) a statement of your research focus and agenda; and 6) the names and email addresses of three references that can be contacted for letters of support before a candidate is advanced in the search process. For information about the search process please contact either of the Co-Chairs of the Committee, Dr. Brenda Solomon ([email protected]) or JB Barna ([email protected]). For more information about the position and the department, please contact the Department Chair, Dr. Jan Fook by email at [email protected] . The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.

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The University of Vermont’s hilltop campus looks out across one of America’s most vibrant small cities to Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains beyond. Here, students’ educational experience and activities are enriched by our location — from the energy and innovation of Burlington to the forests, farms, and independent spirit of Vermont.

UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 research university of a perfect size, large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet small enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship. With a commitment to undergraduate education, UVM professors — world-class researchers, scholars, and artists — bring their discoveries into the classroom and their students into the field.

You’ll find UVM faculty and students studying the effects of climate change aboard the Melosira, a research vessel and floating lab; testing new vaccines at the on-campus medical center; launching local start-ups; and working with refugees at Burlington community centers.

UVM doctorsSince 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. The fifth oldest university in New England, UVM boasts a legacy of important firsts in education: the first college to declare public support of freedom of religion and the first to admit women and African-Americans to Phi Beta Kappa.

Today, the university continues to provide endless ways to explore the world, challenge ideas, and dig in on the most pressing issues of our time.

At a glance:

  • Founded in 1791, became a Land Grant university in 1862
  • Home to seven undergraduate schools and colleges, the Honors College, Graduate College, Larner College of Medicine, and Division of Continuing and Distance Education
  • Enrollment: 10,267 undergraduates, 1,462 graduate students, 461 medical students, 23 post-baccalaureate certificates, 892 non-degree students
  • 1,556 full- and part-time faculty
  • Offering 100+ bachelor’s degree programs, 50 master’s programs, 29 accelerated master’s programs, and 22 doctoral programs
  • 18 Division I athletic teams
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With a metro-area population of approximately 210,000, Burlington is Vermont’s largest city. In addition to UVM, large local employers include Global Foundries, GE Healthcare, Keurig Green Mountain,, Seventh Generation and Ben & Jerry’s Homemade. Vermont’s public K-12 schools are perennially ranked among the best in the nation.

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